Out of hours


Out of hours help - when the medical centre is closed

In an emergency please dial 999 and request an ambulance.

Where to go if your GP surgery is not open -

There are four options available to you, depending on your symptoms. Please think carefully before dialling 999 or going to A&E.

Pharmacy (just walk in)

  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache
  • Painful Cough
  • Sticky eye
  • Teething
  • Rashes

For details of your nearest pharmacy, visit the ‘Services near you’ section at: www.nhs.uk

Out-of-Hours GP (Referral via NHS 111)

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back pain
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach ache

Advice and treatment by phone, at a Treatment Centre or via a home visit -

There is always a Doctor available outside surgery hours i.e. from 1pm-2pm and 6pm-8.30am the following morning, and at weekends and bank holidays.

If you require medical advice, or, If you require medical assistance but it is not an emergency then call 111.

If you need to see a doctor or nurse when the medical Centre is closed telephone Devon Doctors On Call on 111. You will be put through to the Doctor on-call. Speaking with the doctor may be enough. If not, you may be asked to attend the Out of Hours Treatment Centre. This is based at North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. If you need a home visit on medical grounds this will be arranged.

Minor Injuries (just walk in)

  • Cuts
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Bruises
  • Itchy Rash
  • Minor burns

Minor Injury Units, Walk-in Centres and Urgent Care Centres

A&E (phone 999 or walk in)

  • Severe bleeding
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Severe chest pain
  • Loss of consciousness

Emergency care for serious or life-threatening situations